When I was five, I had the good fortune of meeting a grownup Witch. Noticing my interest, she generously taught me some magical basics, like how to heal headaches and access my intuition. But even before that, I pined for magical guidance and invented my own little spells that I performed alone in my backyard.
Indeed, children are natural mystics, and they have absolutely no problem believing in the power of the wonders they weave. Which makes them all little wizardry whiz kids, as our belief in our magic’s effectiveness has everything to do with how effective it actually is.
If your “wiz” kid is ready to try his or her hand at some magic, here are some splendidly sparkly spells with which he or she might like to start.
Backyard Bird Blessing
To bring blessings, joy, and wellbeing to you, your child, and the birds, and to facilitate a relationship with the birds, simply instruct your child to sprinkle birdseed in the backyard or to add birdseed to a bird feeder (of course, you can help with this part) as she chants,
“Birds be happy,
Birds be free,
Birds bring smiles to [Mommy/Daddy] and me!”
Repeat daily until the birds become a regular fixture, and continue the habit if desired to let your child’s relationship with the birds – along with the entire natural world – deepen.
Bubble Spell to Release Challenging Emotions
To support your child in releasing challenging emotions and cheering himself up, give him a jar of bubbles and show him how to blow them. Then, have him repeat these words after you:
Sadness, tears [or worry, fears], thank you for you.
You’ve been helpful and you’ve been true.
Into these bubbles, it’s you I blow,
So I can smile and let you go!
Explain that it’s great for him to keep feeling his sad or fearful feelings for as long as he keeps feeling them, as long as he keeps blowing bubbles. In time, the old mood will work its way out and transform into a more empowered outlook.
Peppermint Candy Healing Charm
To empower your child to heal her own minor complaint such as a headache or tummy ache, give her a peppermint. Have her hold it in both hands and imagine that it’s filled with very bright, golden white light like the sun. Explain that this light has healing properties and knows exactly what to do to help her feel better. Then instruct her to let the candy dissolve in her mouth, describing how her body will absorb the healing light along with the candy.
…Oh, and hey: please drop a line in the comments if you try any of these, and let me know how it goes! I don’t have kids, so I will have to live vicariously. 🙂